Today the US House is debating a ban on human cloning, and another option, which would allow cloning only if the newly created human embryos are destroyed during experiments. The White House has made explicit its wish for a total ban on human cloning.

Read a CNN interview with first lady Laura Bush on stem cells, where she reveals she has decided on the issue but will not reveal her stance.

The Reform Party has adopted a pro-life plank. In line with 2000 presidential nominee Pat Buchanan, the party passed a vote to adopt pro-life, pro-family and pro-Christian policies.